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Shangri-La White

White Tea from Nepal
$14.95

Our Shangri-La White is sweet and crisp producing a delightful infusion that has a fresh hay and delicate floral aroma with hints of fruit.

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Our Shangri-La White is sweet and crisp producing a delightful infusion that has a fresh hay and delicate floral aroma with hints of fruit. This is a beautiful white tea with a golden liquor.

This is a wonderful representation of a Nepalese white tea and unique to this region. Finding unique expressions of terroir and providing our customers opportunities to taste these brings us great joy and we think this is a wonderful introduction to Nepali teas. 

Origin: Shangri-La, Ilam, Nepal

Flavour profile: Smooth | Apple | Floral

Processing highlights: This tea consists of young leaves and buds. After the selective plucking, the leaves are withered and dried in the sun.

Harvest: July 2018

Plucking standard: 2-3 leaves and a bud

 

Ilam has a subtropical-temperate climate in the Eastern Development region of Nepal. Considered an ideal tea-growing environment for the production of craft teas.

Elevation: 1,700 – 1,800m

Our Shangri-La White carries a surprising strength and flavour for a white tea. There is a wonderful balance of floral and fruit notes that produce a sweet liquor. The tea leaves a crisp textured feeling in the mouth with a refreshing finish with a hint of apple and citrus.  

This tea will pair well with vegetables, meats and fish. It also makes a great tea to pair with desserts including cheese. Try this tea with a cinnamon bun.

Leaf appearance: Elegant, long, unbroken silver tips with few varicoloured leaves 

Aroma: A light floral fragrance and notes of freshly cut grass, apple, apricot and citrus

Liquor colour: Brilliant yellow-orange

Brewing & Storage

Store in an airtight container away from light, heat and moisture. 

Brewing Method Amount Temperature Time Infusions
Western 5-6g / 250mL 100˚C 4 min 3-4
Cold Brew 8-10g / 500mL Refrigerate Overnight (approximately 8hrs) 1